Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
This stylish hardback collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains an essay by the author, the meanings behind the names in the book and an excerpt from On the Come Up.
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.